Search: Middle East,Saudi Arabia (36 materials)


Time for a Reset in Russian-Saudi Relations

... the inclusion of investment and electric power peaceful nuclear projects, joint GLONASS-based projects and arms supplies to Saudi Arabia. As far as the visit of Prince bin Salman is concerned, the American factor appears quite important. First, the ... ... of opportunities, although even such a hypothetical probability seems temporary bearing in mind the extreme volatility of the Middle Eastern processes and their penchant for fast political transformations. In this regard, Russia should carry out at least ...


GCC’s Diplomatic Snub of Obama’s Camp David

... Crown Prince Mohammed, his own son. The two officials are responsible for KSA’s foreign policy in war-torn regions of the Middle East, as well as for domestic security policy. Both Abu Dhabi and Manama sent Crown Princes, real policy makers in their ... ... warning system. Several GCC states have necessary defense components in place already, such as short-range Patriot systems in Saudi Arabia and THAAD systems in Qatar, but the new agreement provides for the installation of a comprehensive system that would ...


One Thousand and One Nights: Barack Obama on Missile Defence in the Persian Gulf

... from the expected missile “rain” from Iran. Talking to U.S. diplomats and military personnel who have been working in the Middle East for a number of decades, as well as regional experts and political scientists, helps us reconstruct a picture of the ... ... of billions of euros”. And it just so happens that Laurent Fabius and French President François Hollande are currently in Saudi Arabia as guests at the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf summit, where they are discussing new arms deliveries....


Moscow Handling Yemen Dilemma

... second front seems to have been fully opened up in the Middle East by the whirlwind events in Yemen, which few predicted and hence have generated numerous forecasts regarding the consequences for the broader security of the Arabia Peninsula and the Middle East as a whole. They state that the Yemen crisis will trigger Saudi Arabia’s decline, because the Yemenis will drop their domestic squabble and close ranks to face the external threat. Others believe that the area is in for a full-scale war between the Sunni and the Shiite with direct and indirect involvement ...


Yemen: Following in Afghanistan’s Footsteps?

... the control of the south is lost, events may develop unpredictably. This is particularly so amidst the political situation in Saudi Arabia, which is becoming increasingly reminiscent of the ruling elite crisis in the USSR in the 1980s. In the foreseeable ... ... to both external and internal factors. The former implies the emergence of the Islamic state and its growing influence in the Middle East. This successful project could not but affect the overall situation in the region: various radical Islamist groups ...


Stephen Kinzer on Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy vs. Wahhabi Clergy

... was made by the king. He argued that neither the clergy nor strong groups among six thousand prices want to see a change in Saudi Arabia, and their opposition towards U.S. foreign policy ultimately dissuaded the king from accepting the bid. The Speaker's ... ... Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" (2006), "All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror" (2003), and "Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds" (2001).


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